Eating watermelon, St. Anns
       
     
 Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah
       
     
 Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah
       
     
 Boys fishing, near the Temple in the Sea, Carapichaima
       
     
 Light Art with Justin Steinburg, Down the Islands
       
     
 Shoes on a telephone wire, Arima
       
     
 Stick Fighting is a dance-like martial art that was brought to the slave plantations in Trinidad in the early 18th Century from Africa. As it has developed, it has become associated with the Carnival season. Men fight in a potentially lethal arena for large sums of money.
       
     
 To the accompaniment of drumming and singing the competitors fight until blood is drawn. The one who bleeds first is the loser.
       
     
 Stick fighting was banned in 1880 due to the Canboulay Riots. It was reintroduced in 1937 as organised competitions. Men from all parts of Trinidad enter and fight against each other in an act of liberation.
       
     
 Stick fighting requires skill. Each stick fighter is said to have his his own movement pattern. They move to the sound of the drums and the chorus chants the “lavway”, which is a form of calypso, which reports the truth.
       
     
 The winner of this particular stick fighting competition in Couva took home $20,000 as he fought through the rounds of this dangerous sport.
       
     
 Onlooker of the Independence Day March, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain
       
     
 Hazel, Laventille
       
     
 Boys play, Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)
       
     
 Family hiding from the downpour of rain,Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)
       
     
 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.   Kerwyn is an active member of the LGBT community in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a leading member of 'Friends for Life', an association to support and care for HIV persons within the LGBT community. He is also a great believer in getting the laws changed so members of the community get treated justly.
       
     
 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  "Why am I not having the rights as a regular human being? Why aren't there people supporting me? It's hurtful." Cherisse has been through a lot including being collectively raped at the age of 17 due to her sexuality. She is a strong activist within the LGBT community and is determined to get the laws changed by 2020.
       
     
 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  Stephanie trusts that "love is love" and that everyone deserves the same rights.
       
     
 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  Stephan is over 60 years of age and claims that there has been a huge amount of progression over the years. Although there have been advancements he does think that there is still a long way to go for Trinidad and Tobago to legalise the laws. He concludes by declaring that everyone should work together to get these absurd laws changed for good.
       
     
 Pulling seine, Englishman’s Bay, Tobago
       
     
 Blue Devil, Maracus
       
     
 Eating watermelon, St. Anns
       
     

Eating watermelon, St. Anns

 Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah
       
     

Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah

 Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah
       
     

Emancipation Day, Queen’s Park Savannah

 Boys fishing, near the Temple in the Sea, Carapichaima
       
     

Boys fishing, near the Temple in the Sea, Carapichaima

 Light Art with Justin Steinburg, Down the Islands
       
     

Light Art with Justin Steinburg, Down the Islands

 Shoes on a telephone wire, Arima
       
     

Shoes on a telephone wire, Arima

 Stick Fighting is a dance-like martial art that was brought to the slave plantations in Trinidad in the early 18th Century from Africa. As it has developed, it has become associated with the Carnival season. Men fight in a potentially lethal arena for large sums of money.
       
     

Stick Fighting is a dance-like martial art that was brought to the slave plantations in Trinidad in the early 18th Century from Africa. As it has developed, it has become associated with the Carnival season. Men fight in a potentially lethal arena for large sums of money.

 To the accompaniment of drumming and singing the competitors fight until blood is drawn. The one who bleeds first is the loser.
       
     

To the accompaniment of drumming and singing the competitors fight until blood is drawn. The one who bleeds first is the loser.

 Stick fighting was banned in 1880 due to the Canboulay Riots. It was reintroduced in 1937 as organised competitions. Men from all parts of Trinidad enter and fight against each other in an act of liberation.
       
     

Stick fighting was banned in 1880 due to the Canboulay Riots. It was reintroduced in 1937 as organised competitions. Men from all parts of Trinidad enter and fight against each other in an act of liberation.

 Stick fighting requires skill. Each stick fighter is said to have his his own movement pattern. They move to the sound of the drums and the chorus chants the “lavway”, which is a form of calypso, which reports the truth.
       
     

Stick fighting requires skill. Each stick fighter is said to have his his own movement pattern. They move to the sound of the drums and the chorus chants the “lavway”, which is a form of calypso, which reports the truth.

 The winner of this particular stick fighting competition in Couva took home $20,000 as he fought through the rounds of this dangerous sport.
       
     

The winner of this particular stick fighting competition in Couva took home $20,000 as he fought through the rounds of this dangerous sport.

 Onlooker of the Independence Day March, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain
       
     

Onlooker of the Independence Day March, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain

 Hazel, Laventille
       
     

Hazel, Laventille

 Boys play, Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)
       
     

Boys play, Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)

 Family hiding from the downpour of rain,Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)
       
     

Family hiding from the downpour of rain,Macqueripe Beach (taken on iphone)

 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.   Kerwyn is an active member of the LGBT community in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a leading member of 'Friends for Life', an association to support and care for HIV persons within the LGBT community. He is also a great believer in getting the laws changed so members of the community get treated justly.
       
     

Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.

Kerwyn is an active member of the LGBT community in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a leading member of 'Friends for Life', an association to support and care for HIV persons within the LGBT community. He is also a great believer in getting the laws changed so members of the community get treated justly.

 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  "Why am I not having the rights as a regular human being? Why aren't there people supporting me? It's hurtful." Cherisse has been through a lot including being collectively raped at the age of 17 due to her sexuality. She is a strong activist within the LGBT community and is determined to get the laws changed by 2020.
       
     

Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.

"Why am I not having the rights as a regular human being? Why aren't there people supporting me? It's hurtful." Cherisse has been through a lot including being collectively raped at the age of 17 due to her sexuality. She is a strong activist within the LGBT community and is determined to get the laws changed by 2020.

 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  Stephanie trusts that "love is love" and that everyone deserves the same rights.
       
     

Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.

Stephanie trusts that "love is love" and that everyone deserves the same rights.

 Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.  Stephan is over 60 years of age and claims that there has been a huge amount of progression over the years. Although there have been advancements he does think that there is still a long way to go for Trinidad and Tobago to legalise the laws. He concludes by declaring that everyone should work together to get these absurd laws changed for good.
       
     

Part of project, ‘Love Is No Crime’ to address and challenge the harsh reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Trinidad and Tobago. Gay rights do not exist and there is no protection against discrimination. This must change.

Stephan is over 60 years of age and claims that there has been a huge amount of progression over the years. Although there have been advancements he does think that there is still a long way to go for Trinidad and Tobago to legalise the laws. He concludes by declaring that everyone should work together to get these absurd laws changed for good.

 Pulling seine, Englishman’s Bay, Tobago
       
     

Pulling seine, Englishman’s Bay, Tobago

 Blue Devil, Maracus
       
     

Blue Devil, Maracus